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Giant gorilla rises from snow of 1991 Halloween storm

Posted at 6:23 AM on October 31, 2011 by Molly Bloom
Filed under: Climate, History, Weather

On the 20th anniversary of the historic 1991 Halloween snowstorm, we're sharing stories from our Public Insight Network sources and Facebook followers. Here's one story:

"The 40 inches we got not only made Halloween short it made the winter incredibly long before melting late into Spring," writes Harry Welty of Duluth.

"As a fledgling snow sculptor I had so much snow that I built a sixteen-foot tall gorilla in my front yard. He was with us for month."

He sent us this photo:


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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.

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